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Retro travel guides: How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain by Herb Lester Associates

If your language skills (like ours) are a little basic, you might want to invest in these guides, going by the name of How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain by Herb Lester Associates.

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An East London Companion – new retro-inspired map by Herb Lester Associates


We have featured the previous vintage-style maps by Herb Lester Associates and if you liked those, we're pretty sure you'll love the new one, An East London Companion.

According to the folk behind this, a lot of time has been put into this particular project, a guide to East London shops, cafés, bars, pubs, butchers, bakers and even a candlestick maker. There are 99 entries in total, from an area stretching from Old Street to Hackney Wick. Some of those will be unfamiliar even to locals. Boi Gordo, Casa Mexico and Mama Vic’s are apparently all 'real finds', and while Labour And Wait, Present and Pizza East may be better known, they’re certainly deserving of a mention on the map.

It was designed and illustrated in east London, litho printed on recycled paper.  £4 gets you one. See over the page for a brief glimpse inside.

Find out more at the Herb Lester website

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